Study finds split in grad­u­a­tion rates

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

The grad­u­a­tion rate of African-Amer­i­can men’s bas­ket­ball play­ers from teams in the NCAA Tour­na­ment is 74 per­cent com­pared to 93 per­cent for white play­ers.

That’s ac­cord­ing to a study by The In­sti­tute for Di­ver­sity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES). The rate in 2016 was 75 per­cent. It’s the first de­crease since 2011, ac­cord­ing to the study au­thor Dr. Richard Lapchick.

White fe­male bas­ket­ball play­ers on tour­na­ment teams grad­u­ated at a rate of 96 per­cent com­pared to 87 per­cent for black fe­male play­ers.

Over­all, the study indi­cated women’s teams in the tour­na­ment are grad­u­at­ing at a rate of 90 per­cent, com­pared with 76 per­cent for the men.

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